Top Sabres pick Cozens needs thumb 'procedure'

In this June 21 file photo, Buffalo Sabres draft pick Dylan Cozens puts on a jersey during the first round of the NHL draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.

BUFFALO (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres top draft pick Dylan Cozens needs a "procedure" to repair an injured left thumb.

The Sabres provided the update Tuesday, a day after Cozens was scheduled to visit a specialist. Cozens will have the procedure Wednesday.

He was hurt Saturday during a three-on-three scrimmage on the final day of the Sabres' developmental camp. A video showed Cozens leaving the ice with his thumb appearing dislocated.

Afterward, the Canadian said he was confident his thumb wasn't broken.

The 18-year-old center was selected with the No. 7 pick in the draft last month.

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